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Slammin’ Slow Food fundraising events

posted on September 12, 2008 at 8:11 am

September 15th

Event: Whole Food Markets supports Slow Food Atlanta

Location: Whole Food Market, Briarcliff Road
Whole Foods Market Briarcliff will donate 5% of net sales from Monday, September 15th to support The Slow Food Club at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Atlanta boasts a Slow Food on Campus Chapter at Le Cordon Bleu in order to educate and inform the future cooks and chefs about sustainable food initiatives and opportunities. Don’t miss out on Chef Demonstrations, tastings, and a Slowtail Tailgating Party.

September 20th

Event: Harvest Dinner with Chefs Joe Truex and Mihoku Obunai of re’past Restaurant at Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Location: Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Time: 6pm
Join us for an unparalleled culinary adventure in the lush north Georgia mountains. The second dinner of the series will be prepared by two award winning Atlanta chefs, using locally grown ingredients, and served in the infamous “party barn” at Tiger Mountain Vineyards near Clayton, GA. Husband and wife Chefs Joe Truex and Mihoko Obunai, chef/owners of re’past Restaurant in Atlanta will be guest chefs for this incredible adventure hosted by Leckie and Bill Stack on the gorgeous grounds of their lovely “piece of paradise” in north Georgia. Overlooking a theatre of vineyards and fruit orchards, with the peak of Tiger Mountain as the backdrop, you will not find a lovelier setting for an event. This will be an experience to remember, but you will have to make a difficult decision, as we have designed a “choose your own adventure” format.  Arrive at 5:30pm for walking tour of the vineyard and orchards with owners Bill and Leckie Stack, followed by an intimate dinner paired with fabulous reserve wines in the barn. The wine pairings will explore the inspiring cousins to the north Georgia vines. Side by side, we will drink old world malbec next to the malbec of Rabun County. Dine with the chefs and the farmers in an intimate setting ten feet from the kitchen. The cost of the 5-course dinner, with wine pairings is $150, including tax and gratuity. For more information on this experience, and the various options, go to www.tastenetwork.org. Send checks to Slow food Atlanta at: 4148 Kings Troop Rd. Stone Mtn. Ga 30083.

September 27th

Event: Southern Fall Harvest Beer Dinner

Location: Atlanta, GA at The Studioplex
Time: 7:30pm
Join us for a five course beer dinner featuring five brewers, five farmers and the fabulous talents of Chef Carmen Cappello. A beer lover’s dream, this feast will highlight the seasonal produce of our Terra Madre farmer delegates, and local brews of distinction! To reserve your spot at this special dinner, send your check for $75, inclusive of tax and tip, to: Slow Food Atlanta, 4148 Kings Troop Rd. Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

September 28th

Event: Slow Smoky Sunday Supper

Location: Private Dining Room at Trois
Time: 6pm
Enjoy a cocktail reception featuring the creative libations of mixologist extraordinaire, Eric Simpkins, followed by a fabulous dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Lieb and the talented staff at Trois. Allan Benton of Benton Smoky Mountain Country Hams, and Patrick Martins of Heritage Foods USA will be the guests of honor at this unforgettable event. Cost of the event is $105 per person. Tickets are available at www.localwineevents.com or by sending a tax deductible check to Slow Food Atlanta at 4148 Kings Troop Rd. Stone Mtn. GA 30083

September 29th

Event: “Amuse Cochon” 5 Chefs & 5 Pigs with a cause 

Location: 5 Season’s Brewing at the Prado
Time: 6pm
The experience will be the last fundraising event for the delegates before departing for Italy in October. A group of Atlanta’s best chefs will each prepare a heritage pig from head to toe (breeds to include Duroc, Tamworth, Berkshire and more…) and you will have the chance to determine the winner. These inspiring chefs currently express the Slow Food cause in their everyday cooking. Each chef only prepares one pig so tickets, are limited and will be sure to go fast. The guests will help determine a winner and professional judges will be on hand to provide commentary on each preparation. Considered a friendly competition, but remember; only one chef will become the holder of the Trophy and be considered the “Prince of Porc, The Duke of Duroc, or the Sultan of Swine”. The cost of the event with beer and wine is $60, including tax and gratuity. Confirmed chefs include Todd Mussman of Muss & Turners, Jay Swift of 4th and Swift, The Team at 5 Seasons Brewing and Allan Benton of Benton Smokey Mountain Country HamsFor more information, go to www.tastenetwork.org. To reserve your spot, send a check to Slow Food Atlanta, 4148 Kings Troop Rd. Stone Mtn. GA 30083.

Click here to download a PDF version with all the Fundraising Events for September 2008 or to grab tickets.

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